English Department

Head: Prof. Mala Renganathan

Contact: 272 3503/ 272 3509


Prof. Mala Renganathan
Department of English 
North-Eastern Hill University


The Department of English, NEHU, Shillong was established in 1973. The faculty consists of  writers, poets and critics who have been contributing to various genres of English Studies, Creative Writing and Performance and some are  also engaged with different projects. Students and Research Scholars of the Department are engaged with Seminars, publication of magazines and Creative Writing.  

The thrust areas of research are, New Literatures in English particularly South Asian Diasporic Fiction in English; Literature in English and in Translation from North-East India; Comparative Literature constituting various literatures in translation; Theories of Gender and Culture Studies, Ethnic and Cultural Studies and Theatre, with special focus on the theatre traditions  of Europe,  America and India in general  and North East India in particular.

The Department of English offers the following courses

M. A.
M. Phil
Ph. D

Students Intake 

MA: 105 (1st and 3rd Semester)
PhD: 33